Dishonored Reviews/Embargos/Confidence

While most video game companies send out games for review purposes, they also place embargoes on the information that can be published before the release date.  Reviews are usually posted on the same date of the game’s release, as to minimize any damage done by a poor or jaded review.  So to see an embargo lifted the day before the game is actually released shows that both Arkane Studios and Bethesda are rather confident in the success of their new project.

Looks like that gamble payed off, with reviews averaging in the 80-90% this game looks like it might be a contender for Game of the Year.  With a few high profile titles still on the horizon, will Dishonored be able to maintain it’s impression on players or are people simply looking for something to fill the time until Assassin’s Creed III…. only time will tell.  For now enjoy Game Trailer’s review of this month’s first assassination game.